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September 1, 2012 at 2:08pm

Saturday Night

                Tonight Rock Tiki will be at Grit City Comedy to watch Seattle comic Geoff Brousseau. Grit City Comedy is a stand-up comedy stage attached to Malarkey's Pool and Brew at 6th Ave. and Tacoma Ave. tickets are $15 and the show starts at 9 PM. Show up early and enjoy a burger and a beer or a game of pool in Malarkey's. For more information, visit www.gritcitycomedy.com.

                Take a chance at Jazzbones on 6th Ave. Featuring Afrodisiacs.  tickets are $10 at the door, and the show starts at 9 PM. Jazzbones main floor includes seating and a dance floor while the second story combines balcony seating and mingling space. Jazzbones serves traditional bar food as well as a separate sushi menu. Check it all out at www.jazzbonestacoma.com.

Finally, head to Old Town Tacoma and enjoy live reggae at The Spar. Performing tonight are The Vibe Project and Rastaman Vibrations. The Spar also offers a wide variety of food and drinks. For more information, visit www.the-spar.com.

September 2, 2012 at 12:03pm

Foam Party on Sixth Avenue Tonight!

Wanna Party like a Frat boy on a Sunday night? Head over to Jazzbones tonight for a foam party. The first 25 girls to show up in Bikinis get in free, for everyone else, the cover charge is $10 at the door before 11:30, and $15 after. Doors open at 9 PM and the foam starts at 10 PM. For more information, visit www.jazzbonestacoma.com. The foam will be accompanied by Bring The Noise. Rock Tiki will warp and stain in foam so tonight Rock Tiki will go to Slappy's Garage to enjoy beer and free pool. For more information, visit slappysgarage.blogspot.com.

                Afterwards, Rock Tiki will skip over to North 30th street to attend Sunday Blues at the Spar featuring Todd Wolfe Band at 7 PM with no cover. Tonight Rock Tiki should probably just drink coffee tonight, so The Spar will be a perfect place to unwind with some coffee, dinner, and the soothing sounds of the Todd Wolfe Band. Visit www.the-spar.com/index.htm for more information.

September 3, 2012 at 12:32pm

Rock Tiki Is Ready To Rage On Some Burgers.

Monday night is all about recovering from the shock of Monday morning. Whether you celebrate your manhood or just have a good time with friends, the Puget Sound can accommodate. Rock Tiki likes to start Monday nights at Malarkey's Pool and Brew at 6th and Tacoma. Malarkey's offers 21 seven and nine foot pool tables, beer, food, and a stage featuring stand-up comedy. Every Monday, Burgers are half off, drinks are 25% off, and pool is free on all nine foot tables. Additionally, Monday's on the Grit City Comedy stage are Open Mic and free admission. For more information, visit www.malarkeysonline.com/index.html.

                Rock the Dock Pub on Dock Street also celebrates men with Micro Man Mondays. Every Monday micro brews are $3 and well drinks are set at happy hour prices for men all day long. On the Tacoma waterfront, Rock the Dock Pub offers food, drinks, pool tables, and darts. For more weekly specials and menus visit www.rockthedockpub.com/index.html.

                Finally, Rock Tiki suggests Charley's Pub on 19th street. Texas hold ‘em tournaments every night, no buy in, with cash and bar prizes. Monday night tournaments begin at 6 PM. For directions and more visit www.facebook.com/CharleysPub.

                Head over to Jazzbones on Sixth Ave. Monday night Rackaraoke is one of the most famous weekly events on Sixth. The $4 Jaeger Bombs and $3 Fireball Shots only make it that much better. Check out www.jazzbonestacoma.com.

                Rock Tiki Understands that ladies don't want to be cooped up on a Monday night either, so Rock Tiki suggests Bull's Eye indoor range on Puyallup Ave. Ladies shoot free on Mondays, and with over 120 rental weapons, it's hard to resist taking your Monday anger out on an innocent piece of paper. Check Bull's eye website for rules and authorized weapons. www.bullseyeshooter.com/rangemain.htm.

September 3, 2012 at 12:36pm

Rock Tiki Suggests Cloverleaf Pizza On Sixth Ave.

You may have noticed Rock Tiki likes to Party on Sixth Avenue in Tacoma. Sixth Avenue has everything a party animal like Rock Tiki could ever want: Live music, cheap food, strong drinks, and strange people.  However, all the insane partying can be overwhelming, sometimes Rock Tiki wants to slow down and enjoy a quiet night in a small bar with some good food. One of Rock Tiki's favorite places is Cloverleaf Pizza. The bar is pretty basic, serving domestic and imported beer in bottle, can, or on tap including Rock Tiki's favorite. Cloverleaf Pizza also has a wide assortment of pull tabs, golfing video games, and a pool table. When you're done enjoying the bar take a step into the restaurant and enjoy some of the world famous pizza. Cloverleaf offers a wide assortment of over eighteen toppings on sizes ranging from "Mini" to "Huge." Or try one of their eleven specialty pizzas such as "Nurd" which consists of Sausage, Hamburger, Pepperoncini, Green Pepper, Onion, and Bacon. But Cloverleaf doesn't just sell Pizza, their menu also includes typical bar foods such as Hamburgers, Nachos and Chicken Wings.  For more information, visit www.cloverleafpizza.com/index.htm.

September 4, 2012 at 5:58am

New LimeBerry Location in Lacey

Photo credit: Kristin Kendle New LimeBerry location on College Street in Lacey

LimeBerry is one of several frozen yogurt chains in the Tacoma-Olympia area, but it is perhaps the one that is most steadily growing. On Saturday, September 1, a new location opened in Lacey at 1110B College Street.

LimeBerry is a self-serve fro-yo joint with 15 flavors on tap each day and more than 50 toppings. Flavors include non-dairy, gluten-free, and no sugar added options. Flavors come in groups of three-one pure flavor on each side lever and then a lever in the middle that will result in a swirled combo in your cup.

I recommend the Cake Batter or Cheesecake flavors. I also recommend getting crazy and pulling the swirl lever. Live a little.

September 4, 2012 at 11:27am

Spend Tuesday Night With Rock Tiki At Backstage Bar and Grill

                Rock Tiki is so glad Monday is over. Now it's time to really party, starting with Backstage Bar and Grill on 6th ave. First up is Switch and Wiggles, a DJ vs Drummer show starting at 9 PM. Not only is there no cover charge, but well drinks are only $1, plus 10% off entire tab with military ID, and if military mentions this website at the door, Lunch or Dinner is buy one get one free: www.backstagebartacoma.com/About-Us.html.

                Don't want to work off fat? Need more cheap food? Every Tuesday night at The Harmon Tap Room and Beer Garden is buy one get one free burgers or Fish and chips. For more information, visit www.harmonbrewingco.com/taproom/index.html.

                If you're looking for a quick way to relieve stress, Military shoot free on Tuesdays at Bull's Eye indoor range in Tacoma. For rules and authorized weapons visit www.bullseyeshooter.com/rangemain.htm.

Finally, don't forget about Ha Ha Tuesdays at Jazzbones. Host Ralph Porter will kick things off at 8:30 PM with headliner Travis Simmons. There is a five dollar cover, but at 10 PM the live DJ show begins, and the cover charge is discontinued. Check out www.jazzbonestacoma.com for more information.

September 5, 2012 at 3:19am

Henry Rollins sounds off on capitalism in Olympia

SOUNDING OFF: Musician, actor and spoken word provocateur Henry Rollins will stop by Olympia’s Capitol Theater on Sept. 10 on the third stop of his marathon “Capitalism Tour.” Courtesy photo

Musician, actor and spoken word provocateur Henry Rollins will stop by Olympia's Capitol Theater on Sept. 10 on the third stop of his marathon "Capitalism Tour."

The extensive run of performances will see Rollins perform in all 50 state capitals as well as his hometown, Washington D.C., leading up to the presidential election on Nov. 6.

The often outspoken Rollins first came to the public's attention in the early 1980s as the frontman of Washington D.C.'s SOA, and later the California hardcore band Black Flag.

Rollins is no stranger to spoken word, he won a Grammy for Best Spoken Word Recording for Get in the Van: On the Road with Black Flag, and had incorporated spoken word into his music for years; the Rollins Band track "Liar" found massive radio play with the use of spoken word.

So what will he talk about on his "Capitalism" tour?

He addressed that in a recent interview with TheIndependent.ca, an online Canadian newspaper serving Newfoundland and Labrador: "You can say, ‘What, you're a socialist?' Well, I don't know. I like capitalism quite a bit actually, because it rewards me for thinking outside of the box. It rewards me for working hard, which is what I like to do," he said. "But when it has no rules and when the corporations can dictate the politics, there's no level playing field and there's gonna be, like I said, a few winners and a whole lot of losers. And a lot of losers are global, you know. Africa - the continent will probably be the No. 1 loser."

While opposing U.S. involvement in the Middle East wars, Rollins has joined United Service Organization tours to entertain troops serving abroad. He explained that in the same interview, "Soldiers don't start wars, they don't dictate policy - they take the orders," he said. "So getting mad at a soldier about a war is like getting mad at the lady behind the counter because your flight is late."

Rollins' nuanced view on American politics is sure to be infused by his dry-often self-referential style of spoken word that incorporates blunt directness, anger and humor.

"I'm one of the angriest people I've ever met," he said in an interview with Bismark's Great Plains Examiner. "But for me, being at my age, it's a civic anger. I'm mad, therefore I vote, and therefore I educate myself. I just think things can be better, and people who are in a position to do something about it aren't doing anything. And that leads to my anger."

The event, which is presented by the Seattle Theater Group, kicks off at 8 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.) on Sept. 10at the Capitol Theater in Olympia. Tickets for the event are $25 for general admission, available by phone at (877) 784-4849 or through the Seattle Theater Group website.

September 5, 2012 at 12:15pm

Rock Out To Live Music

Rock Tiki knows everyone likes music. That's why Rock Tiki is all about music on Wednesdays. Whether you enjoy listening to a live band, or singing your heart out in a karaoke bar, Rock Tiki knows exactly where to send you tonight. Backstage Bar and Grill offers live music on Wednesday nights. The shows starts at 7 PM, and, as always, military receive 10% off their tab, and buy one get one free lunch or dinner if they mention this website at the door: www.backstagebartacoma.com/About-Us.html.

                It seems just about every bar in Tacoma does Karaoke on Wednesday nights. Rock Tiki does not enjoy Karaoke, Rock Tiki is too shy. However, Rock tiki knows the Harmon Tap Room and Beer Garden is a great place to catch dinner and a couple drinks, especially with Wednesday nights $3 Harmon Pints, so if Rock Tiki were so inclined to experiment with Karaoke on a Wednesday night, The Harmon Tap Room and Beer Garden is where Rock Tiki would go. For more information visit: harmonbrewingco.com/taproom/taproom_events.html

Finally, head over to The Summit Pub on Canyon Rd. in Puyallup for the foosball tournament starting at 8 PM. The buy-in is $10 and the winner takes all. The Summit Pub's website is currently under construction, so visit www.yelp.com/biz/summit-pub-puyallup for more information.

September 5, 2012 at 2:19pm

Rock Show at McCoy's in Oly is One for the Books

Catch Resident Kings with The Hard Way and Full Moon Radio at McCoy's in Oly on Friday. File photo.


Resident Kings, The Hard Way and Full Moon Radio at McCoy’s. It really can’t get much better than that.

This super talented line up at Olympia’s premier rock club is going to be one for the books. This Friday, for $3, at 9 p.m. expect heads to bang, fists to pump, and energy to be high.

Resident Kings is known for their expertise rock from seasoned local musicians from The Dirty Birds, Fitz of Depression, Chief, and The Pitz.

The Hard Way is influenced by the great sounds of the 60’s, 70’s and 90’s like Beach Boys, Van Halen, Elliot Smith, Tom Petty and The Foo Fighters, and it shows with their tight riffs and melodic rock.

Full Moon Radio is a little newer on the scene, but just as heady. With an all girl front, FMR comes in strong and goes out swinging. Hard and heavy, but sweet just the same.

McCoy’s Cavern, 419 4th Ave, Olympia, 360.352.0696.

September 6, 2012 at 3:59am

An amazing Friday of hip hop

There is a lot to do this weekend. So I'll just list it out for ya'll. Friday there's a bunch of stuff to choose from. Sweatbox Entertainment, which is the production side of Mr. Von's crew, brings "Slice of Hip-Hop 2", which is a show he plans at Louie G's in Fife. Louie G's always has an all-you-can-eat pizza buffet going-on during their shows, so that's awesome. The sound is always good at Louie G's also. On the bill this time is none other than Mr. Von himself, Neema, Spaceman, Disekt One, and Jon Salt. This would be a good show even in Seattle. It's only $5 to get in, which is a steal on a Friday night and the show is all-ages, so that's a win!

                  Also Friday night in Kent at the Central Ave Pub, D.J. Skrewball and his cool-ass fiancée, Dawn Burke, are having an engagement party, hooray! Congratulations Family! The show is free but ya can always bring a little wedding-donation, knowhatI'msayin? Bring in the occasion with Influential Minds, Big Bounce and Tacnology Entertainment, and more. On a side-note, Big Bounce is a Tacoma Hip-Hop stalwart. He's down with everybody and has a wonderful, raspy, deep, gravelly, sinister voice.

                  Perhaps the biggest show of the night is Abom's release for his fifth project titled, "5 Starz". The release-show is at The California Night Club, which as of now is the main Hip-Hop venue in Tacoma. It's only $5 to get in and that comes with a copy of the album, so that's a bargain. It's a 24 track project, so it's worth the affordable entry-fee. The night features performances from A.R. Mastermind, King Scrub, 1 Take (who is Darius and Ryan C.), Sky Pilot, and I'm sure there's going to be some cool special-guests.

                  Honestly, that's not even all the shows there are Friday, but that's all I'm going to talk about for now. I'll see ya'll out there this weekend.

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